I’m an award-winning night photographer – this is how I shoot the Milky Way

Person on a camel in the desert in front of the Milky Way


Photographing the night sky can be challenging and technical, but also incredibly rewarding and fascinating. There’s so much to learn about when it comes to night sky photography, and if you’re a total beginner, a good place to start is our 10 quick tips on how to get started with astrophotography (opens in new tab).

Aside from learning all the different types of astrophotography, there’s also the gear. For the greatest success, you’ll need the best camera for astrophotography (opens in new tab) and the best lenses for astrophotography: (opens in new tab) ideally wide-angle options with a fast maximum aperture so that you can gather as much light as possible.